Bridget Franek is one of the top steeplechasers in the country. She was a graduate of Penn State University where she was able to compete in the 2008 Olympic Trials and represented team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Championships. Franek has since moved to Eugene, Ore. and joined the Oregon Track Club. Bridget is a two-time USA Championsips runner-up, and represented Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London, making the finals in the steeplechase.
The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.
Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! (www.runwithus.org). Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.